Conversion narratives raise a question: Why does it take so much to get there?
Proverbs warns us against the culture of self-aggrandizement.
Jesus is talking to two different audiences.
Isaiah’s two challenges go hand in hand.
Not everything that’s lost can be found.
Struck down but not destroyed, perplexed but not forsaken
What questions arise if we take Jesus' warning literally?
Jesus isn’t known for being on the winning side. His constant mantra is come and die.
And that conversation's inevitable limits